Samantha Johnson has over 15 years’ experience as a qualitative analyst for mass tort and insurance disputes litigation, specializing in large-scale document reviews, audits and data-mining initiatives. She manages multiple teams of various sizes to perform in-depth document reviews and audits. She has extensive experience identifying and extracting meaningful data from qualitative sources to construct databases that are then used for rigorous empirical analyses. Her work has contributed to analyses presented in litigation by experts regarding estimation of risk, forecasting of economic damages, and insurance allocation disputes associated with personal injury and property damages claims.
Master of Letters, Scottish Studies, University of Glasgow
BA, International Relations and Theatre Arts–Dance, Beloit College
Ms. Johnson excels at turning qualitative information into usable quantitative data that allow economic methods to be applied to conduct research, analyses, and estimation in matters spanning numerous industries. The following are among the main aspects of her work.
- Assess documents to establish protocols for organization, categorization, and recording of information. Understand the case concept of the matter to determine how experts will use the data, to identify the most useful information to include in databases. These data collection and recording protocols ensure quality, consistency, and completeness of the data for use in analysis.
- Build and manage databases that facilitate extraction interfaces.
- Design and manage document reviews for numerous engagements, often for several engagements at one time. Through the data recording, design relational databases and build user interfaces for data capture, oversee process of document review and data extraction and revise procedures as necessary. Assess on an ongoing basis the accuracy and relevance of the collected data. Qualitatively analyze databases to improve usability.
- Conduct quality assurance to ensure processes for data collection are appropriate and adhered to. Manage quality control to maintain data consistency, standardization, and accuracy, which minimizes subjectivity in analyses and allows objective decisions based on the data. Oversee multiple sizes of teams to ensure consistency and completeness of the data extraction and presentation and to adjust processes if necessary. Set standards for accuracy of completed databases and for adding new information as it becomes available.
- Conducted extensive document review and research for litigation in the asbestos, tobacco, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries.
- Spearheaded document review, information gathering, and analysis of claims to assist experts in determining sufficiency of a proposed aggregate product liability claim settlement on behalf of settling insurers in In re Blitz USA Inc.
- Designed and managed review of historical claims information and provided support for testifying expert during arbitration proceedings on behalf of the Massachusetts Insurance Insolvency Fund in In re the Liquidation of Midland Insurance Company.
- Managed and supervised a large team of reviewers to conduct several claim file reviews and data collection work as part of the construction of the claims database used to value pending and future personal injury claims in In re Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC.
- Managed and supervised a large team of reviewers to conduct several claim file reviews and data collection work as part of the construction of the claims database used to value pending and future personal injury claims In re Specialty Products Holding Corp., et al.
- Support testifying experts in insurance valuation disputes across a wide variety of industries by managing claim reviews that inform the trigger analysis for settlement and mediation work. Reviews include claims for both insurers and policyholders.